This Week in ATLRetro, November 11-17, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off this killer holiday season with ATLRetro and Buried Alive! Film Festival and all the other shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, November 11

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get old-school with the Daughters of Legacy at City Winery! Get some soul with Ari Lennox at the Variety Playhouse! Or get rocked with The Purkinje Shift at The Earl! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 12

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema their Classics Series with a screening of Orson Welles’s THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942) at 7pm! New-Wave it up with Peter Hook & The Light (New Order, Joy Division) at the Variety Playhouse! Kikagaku Moyo dishes out a night of psychedelic folk at Terminal West! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Sludge on down to 529 for a night with Order of the Owl, Blackwater Holylight and Monolord! The New Pornographers rock out at the Buckhead Theatre! Teedra Morris dishes out a night of soul at City Winery! Spend the night with The Doobie Brothers at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get down with Puma Blue at Eddie’s Attic! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 13

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey and more, with screenings at 8pm of the 2019 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and Marcus Rosentrater, at 7 Stages! WUSSY MAG gets MOMsterific with a screening of Frank Perry’s MOMMIE DEAREST (1981) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Jangle pop it up with Robyn Hitchcock at Eddie’s Attic! Get experimental and make your way to 529 for a night with Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Kilberth, Posadist and Tiny Scissors! Get your Americana fix with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or get rocked with Dinosaur, Jr. at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s ONE, TWO, THREE (1961) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Garage rock it up with AllahLas and Mapache at Terminal West! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 14

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 17, with the first shorts block beginning at 7:30pm, and the Opening Night Feature, Michael Laicini and David Amito’s ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST MOVIE EVER MADE (2018) screens at 9:30pm! Or get wonderfully bizarre and experience The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in theatres across Atlanta, featuring screenings of six episodes and a documentary short titled “Remembering Rod Serling” at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); CineBistro Brookhaven; Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16]!  Honky-tonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge during their ThankXgiving Fall Ball! Rock out at The Earl with More (Abby Gogo), Country Westerns, Safety Net, Willful Boys and Strobobean! Get down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sonia Leigh, The Good Graces and Virginia Plane! The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, beginning tonight and running through Dec. 23! Get some soul with Vintage Trouble and Kyle Daniel at The Loft! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Bumpin’ Uglies and more! Jazz it up with Joey Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Sister Hazel at the Variety Playhouse! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 15

Get your terrified tail down to the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival for a helluva line-up of monstrous goodness beginning at 6pm, including a special screening of Andrew Lemen’s 2005 silent film, THE CALL OF CTHULHU at 10:30pm, with a live soundtrack by Samadha, and get hellacious with a midnight grind-house screening of Ben Winston’s ‘70s-esque biker flick HELL BOUND (2018)! Get rocked and sleaze out at The Star Bar with The Woolly Bushmen, Bad Spell, Death Panels and Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello! Yo Adrian! Get with the kool kids and catch a Legacy Series screening of John G. Avildsen’s ROCKY (1976) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with The Ain’t Sisters at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Spend the night with Trace Bundy and Toby Lightman at Eddie’s Attic! Experience Myrna Clayton at the High Museum! Get rocked at The Highlander with Bleach Garden, Buzzard Cult and Ashes to Omens! Make your way to Stillwell’s Emporium for their Autumn Craftstravaganza! Hope Worldwide presents A Tribute to Elton John “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Folk rock it up with Corey Smith at City Winery! Get rocked with The Holly Street Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Folk it up with Bob Schneider and Carolina Story at Terminal West! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Get old-school with Gwen & Vintage Vantage at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 16

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival kicks off at 2pm! Today’s grotesque goodies include Atlanta’s Stacey Palmer’s short “Toothache,” one of our favorite Finnish directors, Tomi Malkki’s animation, “Skeletons in the Closet,” and more! And make your way to Tromaville as Blast-Off Burlesque’s film series TABOOLALA, features a live pre-screening performance celebrating Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz’s splatter classic, THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984), followed by a screening of the film at 10pm! Get bizarre and creep on down to the Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, from 11am – 6pm! Or get artsy at the EAV Farmer’s Market during their Fall Arts Festival! Grab your favorite ghoulish guy or gal and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Love Stories of Oakland tour! Get the rockin’ blues with John Hiatt and Colin Elmore at City Winery! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for the 11th Homebrew Hootenanny featuring Mudcat, I Want Whisky, Max & Maggie, Skunkweed Juju and more! Get adventurous and make your way to Sweetwater for the JOE STRYKER Movie Premiere, followed by live tunes with ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures and DDC! Or get down to Center Stage for the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Show! Get countrified with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Buckhead Theatre! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rock out at The Star Bar with Rick Richards & The Sweet Things, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and The Speedwells! Get doom’d with Electric Wizard at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Vinyl for a jammin’ night with The Jauntee, Casual Cadenza and the Jack River Band! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Vista Room! Make your way to the Candler Park Art Block for art, live music and more! Cool John Ferguson dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 17

It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films beginning at 12pm, including a screening of Kool Kat Bret Wood’s THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019), produced by Kendall Keeling (Keep your slimy eyes peeled for our Kool Kat of the Week feature on Kendall coming this week!), Sandy K. Boon’s documentary, J.R. “BOB” DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIOUS (2019), Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s monsterific documentary, MARK OF THE BEAST: THE LEGACY OF THE UNIVERSAL WEREWOLF (2019), and so much more! The Center for Puppetry Arts brings you Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – A Sensory-Friendly Afternoon, from 12pm to 5pm! It’s a night of folksy blues at City Winery with Sawyer Fredericks! Or indie folk it up with Fruit Bats at Terminal West! Get yer alt-country fix with William Elliott Whitmore at the Variety Playhouse! Get in the holiday mood and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Zemeckis’s THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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